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Rick Perry: Need to Incentivize Teachers’ Pay

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 11:09am
In an interview with FOX Business Network’s Trish Regan, Republican Presidential Candidate and former Texas Governor Rick Perry explained how he would overhaul the public education system – saying he would use his home state as a model.
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Glance: A look at 20 investment bets Amazon made as the ecommerce powerhouse turns 20

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 11:09am
Amazon turns 20 on Thursday.
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Colorado, land of pioneering pot expansion, rejects medical marijuana as treatment for PTSD

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 11:07am
Colorado is known for pushing boundaries on marijuana, but health officials' decision to reject pot as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder shows the issue is far from settled.
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Wal-Mart says its sale timed against Amazon's 'Prime Day' paid off

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 11:00am
Wal-Mart's counter-offensive against Amazon's big sale called Prime Day seemed to pay off.
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Can U.S. Steel Companies Rise Above Chinese Imports?

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 11:00am
Many believe U.S. steel companies may experience a bit of a resurgence in the second half of 2015, but external factors, namely China, could quell momentum.
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Report: Greek Banks to Reopen Monday

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 10:57am
Greek banks will reportedly reopen on Monday after having been shuttered since June 29 when Athens imposed capital controls. The move comes after the ECB on Thursday said it was increasing the cap on funding lenders can draw.
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Ex NY investment exec gets prison for fraud scheme that caused collapse of Oklahoma company

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 10:49am
A former New York investment executive has been sentenced to 21 months in prison and $10 million in restitution for a scheme that caused the collapse of an Oklahoma insurance company.
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AP WAS THERE: 60 years ago, Walt Disney unveiled an elaborate theme park called Disneyland

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 10:49am
EDITOR'S NOTE: On July 16, 1955, Associated Press reporter Bob Thomas wrote a story about the imminent opening of an elaborate theme park in California that was conceived by none other than Walt Disney.
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Stocks rise in early trading as eBay and others report earnings gains, Greek banks get cash

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 10:32am
Stocks are rising broadly in early trading Thursday after several big companies reported better-than-expected earnings.
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Factory activity in the Philadelphia region slips in July after climbing in June

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 10:17am
Manufacturing growth in the Philadelphia region fell in July, a sign that factories are struggling to contribute much to the expanding U.S. economy.
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Wisconsin Asks Federal Court to Clarify Food Stamp Drug Testing Law

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 10:15am
Wisconsin's attorney general on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government, asking a federal judge if the state can drug test some food stamp recipients, a policy supported by Republican Governor Scott Walker, a presidential candidate.
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Despite weather driving down costs, All-Star Game tickets among highest-priced in recent years

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 10:12am
Dire weather forecasts hanging over the All-Star Game helped drive down costs, yet left the Cincinnati game with among the highest priced tickets for baseball's midsummer game in recent years.
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Homebuilder Sentiment Holds Steady in July

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 10:06am
U.S. homebuilder sentiment stayed at its strongest level in almost a decade in July as the housing market broadly improved despite an uptick in mortgage rates from earlier this year, the National Association of Home Builders said Thursday.
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US homebuilder confidence matches 10-year high as outlook for sales improves

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 10:02am
U.S. homebuilders are feeling more confident in their sales prospects than they've been since the high-flying housing boom days a decade ago.
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30-year Mortgage Rate Rises To 4.09%

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 9:59am
The average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage climbed to 4.09% in the week that ended July 16, reaching the highest rate since October, from the prior week's reading of 4.04%, according to a Thursday report from federally controlled mortgage buyer Freddie Mac.
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Home-builder Confidence Stays At Highest Level In Almost 10 Years

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 9:59am
A gauge of confidence among home builders remained at 60 in July, the strongest reading since late 2005, according to National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo data released Thursday.
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Euro Rises As Draghi Says He Believes Greece Will Make Upcoming Debt Payment

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 9:55am
The euro edged higher against its rivals Thursday after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said he believed Greece would make an upcoming 3.5 billion euro ($3.8 billion) debt-service payment to the central bank.
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Altria Group broadens its research agreement with Philip Morris International on e-cigarettes

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 9:52am
Altria and Philip Morris International are expanding their research partnership to develop e-cigarette products.
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Mid-Atlantic Manufacturing Activity Plunges in in July

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 9:48am
Factory activity in the U.S. mid-Atlantic region expanded in July at a slower pace than expected, and a measurement of employment contracted.
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Car parts maker Magna to buy German auto transmission company Getrag for $1.9 billion

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 9:42am
Car parts maker Magna International Inc. is buying Getrag, a German-based manufacturer of automotive transmissions, in a 1.75 billion euro ($1.9 billion) deal.
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